Thank you NCS in Raunds
Published on 07 August 2019 03:00 PM
A group of young volunteers chose to support older people during their week of social action
As a local independent charity, Age UK Northamptonshire is always thrilled when young people in our county choose to support us. We are delighted to thank a group of NCS (National Citizens Service) volunteers based in and around Raunds for their recent fundraising and community activities. Phase 3 of the summer programme calls for "social action" and they are asked to devise a community project. The volunteers in Raunds chose to focus on making a difference to the older people in their community.
During their week of social action they visited a local care home. The students said they had really enjoyed meeting the older people and for most of them it had been the first time they had been inside a care home. They also got involved in some practical work, re-painting some benches that were in need of a fresh coat of paint.
Earlier the students completed a nine mile sponsored walk. At the end of the week they organised a cake stall in Raunds Market Square and asked for donations for Age UK Northamptonshire. We say a huge thank you to all the NCS volunteers, to their families and friends and to the people of Raunds who have raised a magnificent total of £325.75. Every penny raised will help us provide improve later life for people n Northamptonshire.